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American Pro Diving Center Manatee Snorkel Tour

821 Southeast Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34429
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Ranked #15 of 36 Activities in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: American Pro Diving Center offers guided Crystal River dive and snorkel Manatee tours for over 18 years in florida. Our snorkel with manatee tours are guided by in water professional divemasters and is just one of the reasons we received many awards from state and local educational systems as well as the National Geographic Dive Center Award from PADI and National Geographic. Experience manatee tours with all the comforts that a five star facility has to offer in Crystal River, Florida.Our trips are successful because the dive masters educate on the manatee and the manners of being in their environment while on the manatee snorkel tours. The guides enter the water with you so that both you and the Manatees have a safe and enjoyable time even if you are new to snorkeling. This can be the experience of a lifetime on our Crystal River manatee snorkel.
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I went on the combo manatee snorkel and Kings Spring dive tour. The manatee snorkel was fun - we saw a few manatees, though it was still a little early in the season for them. They were good to swim with but he water had poor visibility where we were- none of the crystal clear water that is much hyped.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was a 500 mile round trip to snorkel and dive in Crystal River. The staff at American Pro were excellent from telephone booking right through to bidding us a safe journey at the end of our trip. Our tour guide was great and eventually found a large Manatee for us to get in the water with, what an experience!... More

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had an excellent time with the professionals at American Pro Diving Center. I highly recommend using a Groupon with them though otherwise it could get pretty expensive! Our captain Glen was clearly an expert in the area and was very patient with all of the first time snorkelers on the boat and had a clear passion for diving. He... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Very good shop and professional crew. Manatee tour seemed to be in a residential canal, not the 'nature preserve' I expected but still a good up close experience. Might have to do with the season though. Combo cavern scuba dive was more of a cave but still fun.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I was traveling with my brother to Key Largo and made a stop in Crystal River to swim with the Manatees. We chose American Pro Dive Center and was happy with our choice. We arrived early to the center but the staff wasted no time getting us checked in and ready for our tour. All of the staff that we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Being from Maine, my only desire on my trip to Florida was to see a Manatee. The Groupon deal for American Pro Diving Center caught my eye and the desirable price was a shoe-in for me and my boyfriend. Starting at 8:30 AM we were sized with flippers, a wet suit and mask and we were off. I do have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a good dive center, very professional. I live local and am a certified rescue level. Not too personal but very professional. I shop here also for used gear.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Having used this dive shop before we choose to do their Rainbow River dive. We arrived at 12:45 for the 1 O'clock tour and collected our rental gear. The cost for this was $47.00 which included wetsuit, mask, fins, weights, BCD, tank and regulator. The cost of the dive was $35.00. Once we collected everything this is stored in your... More

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I liked that the tour was on time and informative. The waters we dove were cold, after several minutes, even with a 3mm wetsuit. Clearest water I've ever dove and there were an ample amount of fish to see. The guide for our group was informative, funny and helpful.

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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We are relatively new to diving and choose to dive rainbow river while the rest of my family snorkeled. As far as the dive site, I really liked it and it was way different than ocean scuba that I trained in! After reading the reviews I called the dive shop and got a quote and when I arrived it was... More

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